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digitalhome

It’s a pretty easy argument to make that Wi-Fi has been the single most important technology in the connected-home marketplace for the past decade, but that doesn’t mean it’s always the most optimal option for connecting the home. Here’s what else is out there. Read more »

clouds

While many of today’s companies talk a good game, many are just paying lip-service to cloud computing when it comes to mission-critical tasks. We’ll examine what areas and applications within the enterprise stand to gain the most in our free webinar on March 3. Read more »

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After standing by while Amazon gleefully grew its e-book business on the iPad’s fertile soil, Apple recently enforced in-app purchasing — which should surprise no one. But Apple could grow to regret this move, as it could force Amazon to create an iTunes of its own. Read more »

cisco videoscape

Cisco announced Friday that it plans to buy Inlet Technologies, a manufacturer of video-encoding and transcoding products, for $95 million. The acquisition is designed to round out Cisco’s portfolio as part of its new Videoscape solution, aimed at service providers bring video to multiple screens. Read more »

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clouds

Let’s face facts: Digital media management is a complete mess. Apple knows this and is looking to transition iTunes to the cloud, but companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon no doubt have ambitions that will lay serious competition at the gate of Cupertino’s walled garden. Read more »

connectedn

Some of the biggest technology tail winds driving the consumer space in 2011 will include connected entertainment devices, over-the-top video, real-time communication and continued integration of social software into entertainment platforms. Combine all this with rising consumer confidence, and we can expect an action-packed year. Read more »

iphones

Rapid innovation in the consumer and mobile space has led the way for many technologies — from mobile devices to self-serve cloud-based software and services — that are now considered indispensable by many of today’s information workers. Join GigaOM Pro for a free webinar that examines this shift. Read more »

shoppinggom

Black Friday has become a holiday unto itself, where bargain hunters shake off their turkey hangovers to wake up before dawn and chase amazing deals. But as is the case with many activities these days, technology is rapidly changing the way people shop. Read more »

robinsloan

When people mention social media and TV, often the reaction is that viewers don’t want constant status updates and tweets creating a visual mess on their screens. But yesterday at NewTeeVee Live, Robin Sloan from Twitter talked about how Twitter is changing the TV viewing experience. Read more »

ipad

One analyst this week that Apple will ship between 45 and 48 million iPads in 2011. That’s a number that would a require some extraordinary shifts and macro-events in order to happen, and Apple needs much more than just the next-generation device to meet that figure. Read more »

cloudsregulated

As more enterprises consider cloud-based infrastructure, a key question for them is if the cloud can scale to support core operations and services. Those interested in better understanding the market are invited to join GigaOM Pro and Limelight Networks for a free, one-hour webinar next month. Read more »

Google’s newly announced partnership with DISH will distribute Logitech’s Google TV device and allow for limited integration with the satellite TV provider’s set-tops. But the real question is whether or not Google can sell such an act to the Comcasts and Time Warners of the world. Read more »

henhouse

Google’s newly announced partnership with DISH will distribute Logitech’s Google TV device and allow for limited integration with the satellite TV provider’s set-tops. But the real question is whether or not Google can sell such an act to the Comcasts and Time Warners of the world. Read more »

facebooktv

Google headlines this week beg the question: Would Facebook ever pursue a three-screen strategy by offering up its own TV platform to users? The answer could be yes, as the TV screen seems too big a honeypot to ignore for a company that lives on advertising dollars. Read more »

facebooktv

Google headlines this week beg the question: Would Facebook ever pursue a three-screen strategy by offering up its own TV platform to users? The answer could be yes, as the TV screen seems too big a honeypot to ignore for a company that lives on advertising dollars. Read more »

apps1

A few weeks ago, we conducted a survey of app developers in partnership with analytics company Distimo and across our own network of sites. We asked developers which platforms they’re developing apps for, what types they’re making and plans for the future. Here are the results. Read more »

chain

The promise of a completely open-source enterprise is near, but the nagging question remains: Will it work as a business for the technology industry? On Sept. 29, about 75 entrepreneurs, executives and investors will gather at the GigaOM San Francisco offices to discuss that very question. Read more »

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Amid talk surrounding the Apple-Google app store battle, many have overlooked Apple’s main advantage: the direct billing relationship with consumers thanks to iTunes. But Google now sees a new entry point to your wallet which hits right at the core strengths of Apple: music and books. Read more »

apps

How can a developer prosper in the competitive space of mobile apps?  You tell us. If you’re a mobile app developer, please take our survey to help us see where the market is going. We want to know about platforms, profits and popular apps. Read more »

apps

How can a developer prosper in the competitive space of mobile apps?  You tell us. If you’re a mobile app developer, please take our survey to help us see where the market is going. We want to know about platforms, profits and popular apps. Read more »

If we know one thing about our readers, it’s that you use the latest mobile phone platforms and newest gadgets, and you have strong opinions about which devices to buy next. Take our mobile survey to help us identify the next big trends in mobile. Read more »

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